Natural Childbirth Education
More than 1 in 3 women give birth via cesarean in the United States, and upwards of 80% receive an epidural during labor. Yet women have been giving birth naturally for thousands of years. In many developed countries this is still the norm, and birth outcomes are more favorable for mother and baby compared to the US.
My mother had my sister and I via cesarean due to "failure to progress." I was convinced that I carried some genetic abnormality that would surely result in the same fate for me. When I became pregnant with Siena, I took a natural childbirth course that completely changed my perspective and empowered me to take charge of my pregnancy and childbirth experience.
In my Birth & Beyond Childbirth Education course, you will learn about various topics, including pregnancy wellness, stages of labor, setting up your birth environment, involving your partner and building a birth team, postpartum and baby care. I will incorporate my specialized knowledge of nutrition, yoga, and lactation into the course to enhance your experience.
Classes will be offered as a group series in Lindenhurst (Suffolk County), as private sessions, or online from the comfort of your home.